Allocate Hard Drive Space

By Mark Neilan
Jun 23, 2005
  1. hey,

    I just got a new computer and i just discovered the 120gb hard drive is recognised for what it is in hardware tabs of properties and device manager and others, a samsung hd120IJ, but that it appears in properties of the drive (named C:\) that it is just 14.6GB. Looking at the harddrive itself's properties not the properties of C:\ it says there is the remainder of the 120GB is 'unallocated.' How do I allocate this space? I am running windows XP. I would ideally like all the sapce on the C:\. I'm not interested in partitioning I'd rather reclaim my disc space back then if I want to i can read the thing about partitioning strategies. Do you need more info about the spec, drivers, os etc.?

    Cheers. Mark
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    If you want to allocate it to c:\ you'll need to re-install Windows.
    Otherwise go to Disk Management and create an extended partition. You can use all the unallocated space. Then you have to format it. NTFS is the best system to use.
  3. Mark Neilan

    Mark Neilan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks. I thought that might have been the case. I will have a go and post how i get on.
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